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For Adults...

The Hood River Yacht Club and/or Gorge Junior Sailing typically offer adult learn to sail classes. Please check back for more info as summer 2020 approaches.

For Kids...

GORGE Junior Sailing offers dinghy sailing classes for youth ages 5-18.


Class schedules and online registration: GORGE Junior Sailing website


Give your kids water and safety skills that will last a lifetime!
Introductory, beginner, intermediate, and advanced sailing classes for youngsters, teenagers, and adults offered in Optis, O'pen Bics, and Club 420s. Instruction in basic sailing skills including rigging, points of sail, knot tying, and safety. Intermediate/ advanced sailors will learn racing skills and advanced boat handling. Beginner classes will be held in the confines of the Hood River Marina; Intermediate and advanced classes will have opportunities to sail on the river in favorable conditions. Classes are taught by US Sailing certified instructors. All students must know how to swim. Life jackets are not provided; children and adults must bring their own properly fitting life jacket. 

For everyone...
Monday Night Open Sailing: 

July 6 - Aug 10, 6:00pm-7:30pm.
Instructors, junior instructors, and experienced sailors are available to answer questions and take people sailingOpen to the public. All ages welcome. Fun-filled family event with lots of boats on the water, even SUPs and kayaks. No registration for Open Sailing, just show up! However, there is a suggested donation at the door. Please bring your own life jackets.

More info, class schedule, registration:

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